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I love Futurama. We got given a box set of Season 3 at Christmas, and we're slowly working our way through the episodes, helpless with laughter. In many ways, I prefer it to The Simpsons. I've just watched A Pharaoh to Remember, in which Bender has a bit of a hissy fit because he thinks no-one will remember him. His friends try to cheer him up by organising a surprise funeral for him, but he criticises all the eulogies from his coffin ("Loud-er and sad-der"), and eventually storms off ("This is the worst funeral ever!"). They all get captured and forced into slavery when delivering a block of sandstone to Osiris 4. While they are in the slave ship, in chains, Fry complains to Leela,

Fry: You know the worse thing about being a slave? They make you work, but they don't pay you or let you go.

Leela: That's the only thing about being a slave.